Governor Burgum Proclaims June As
National Safety Month
Showing his support for improving the safety of people who live and work in North Dakota, Governor Burgum signed a proclamation designating June as National Safety Month. National Safety Month is an annual safety observance led by the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) and National Safety Council (NSC).
“National Safety Month is a way to build awareness of everyday safety and simple steps we can take to reduce or eliminate our risk of injury,” says Chuck Clairmont, Executive Director of the NDSC. “We should strive across North Dakota for zero preventable injuries and deaths. National Safety Month focuses on different aspects of traffic, work and home safety. It offers important reminders for us all.”
Unintentional injuries have been increasing for decades and are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. They also cost our nation $1,034.6 billion and cause great suffering among individuals and their families.
National Safety Month 2019 will focus on four safety and health issues that matter to North Dakota and the nation:
- Hazard Recognition, June 1-8
- Falls, June 9-15
- Fatigue, June 16-22
- Impairment, June 23-30
“We are on a mission to eliminate preventable deaths,” says Clairmont. “National Safety Month is one of the ways we educate the public about their safety risks and behavior changes that can help protect them and those they care about. The added support of leaders like Governor Burgum helps us get the word out and make a difference to residents of North Dakota. We urge our community’s residents and employers to participate.”